18 & IN LOVE : GOING TO UNIVERSITY (part 1)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)

At last, I was out of my parents’ house! I was entirely free, free from rules and restrictions. I waved goodbye to my entire family. I could feel tears cloud my eyes, I sneezed to hold them back. Somehow, I always cried on my first day back at school. But now I was going to university, 18 years old…old enough to be independent, but Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE : GOING TO UNIVERSITY (part 1)

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FOR THE LOVE OF FAMILY: WE ARE ALWAYS LAUGHING ABOUT SOMETHING

With Marion Iwao Bagonza as shared with TEM.
Please tell us about yourself.
I am Marion Iwao Bagonza, an entrepreneur and business mogul in the making, hallelujah! I am a big go-getter and have the greatest space in my heart for God and my family. I love to read and love good food. I enjoy a good laugh; love family and friends are Continue reading FOR THE LOVE OF FAMILY: WE ARE ALWAYS LAUGHING ABOUT SOMETHING

MY SPECIAL CHILD: JACYNTHE VALERIA, A SINGLE DAD’S BUNDLE OF JOY!

Mr. Mahande Peter shares with us on what he finds special about his smart and honest little girl.

Her lovely name, please?
Well, my special child is Mahande Jacynthe Valeria. She was born on a Monday morning in December 16th, 2013. She’s 5 years old and in Top class at Papa Fountain Buloba. She likes swimming, dancing, painting, writing, reading and surprisingly, doing house chores. Continue reading MY SPECIAL CHILD: JACYNTHE VALERIA, A SINGLE DAD’S BUNDLE OF JOY!

BEAUTY TIPS THAT WORK: FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF

Being beautiful does not start with looks, make-up, clothing, or Photoshop. It has nothing to do with societal approval and what who thinks or doesn’t think. It has nothing to do with celebrities and 3, 6 packs or whatever other packs there might be. Outer beauty fades with time because it is only skin deep. The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary defines beauty as the “combination of qualities that give pleasure to the senses (esp to the eye or ear) or to the mind”. In this article we are going to focus about you, not those around you, just you, and how confidence in yourself can do wonders for your beauty. Continue reading BEAUTY TIPS THAT WORK: FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF

SCHOOL HUNTING: THE FIRST 4 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

A major problem today is not just that the average student is not receiving proper career guidance. The major problem and one that should quickly and carefully tackled is the fact that the key decision makers who influence the school and education choices of the average student around the world, teachers and most importantly, parents, are uninformed, unconcerned, and obviously are in dire need of career guidance themselves. So, it makes more sense to guide the parents and guardians first and help them prepare better for their children’s education and future other than wait until the children are knee-deep in whatever education system and it’s almost too late to inspire any changes. One important thing to remember is that the process starts with determining the kind of education you wish for your child before hunting for schools. Continue reading SCHOOL HUNTING: THE FIRST 4 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

STUDENT COUNSELING: DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Any normal parent dreads the possibility of their child doing drugs especially through the teenage years. Schools try to fight it, homes try to act like it doesn’t exist, and society has become too occupied and isolated to even care. A story is told of a man (let’s call him, Mr. Mbu) whose teenage daughter got so addicted to drugs while at school till she couldn’t help but smoke at home. An uncle one day notices a strange odour in the house and it’s when the family discovers she has been using drugs. Once the father was informed, he felt so ashamed and disappointed he decided it was best to send the young girl to live and stay abroad with the reasoning “let her go and get spoiled there, at least I won’t have to see it.” Not the best way to handle the situation though. Continue reading STUDENT COUNSELING: DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCE ABUSE

SUCCESS TIPS: SET YOUR BUSINESS APART WITH GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE

There is no mystery surrounding good customer service and you don’t have to take university classes to understand 3 basic truths:
1. that in life you should treat others the best way you would want others to treat you;
2. we are all customers of each other;
3. we lose nothing by being genuinely nice, polite, and empathetic. Continue reading SUCCESS TIPS: SET YOUR BUSINESS APART WITH GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE